Bitterlekker: An Irresistible Nonalcoholic Aperitif by Babylonstoren

Bitterlekker: An Irresistible Nonalcoholic Aperitif by Babylonstoren

Blood orange, herbs and botanicals infuse this palate-teasing nonalcoholic aperitif.

The fragrance of citrus blossom, aromas of sun-kissed herbs, the hum of insects, an immaculate network of peach-pip paths leading you to explore what’s edible and what’s medicinal… the Babylonstoren gardens have a magic all their own. They embody the dream of farm living at its finest, making it look effortless – so that around every corner is a photo opportunity: the gorgeous textures of an insect hotel, a woven nest seat hidden among trees, a shady path through clivias in bloom, and the cool glass-walled tasting lounge where you drink in stunning views while sipping on the wine farm’s latest rosé.

Bitterlekker: sophisticated and refreshing

Babylonstoren Bitterlekker Design

If you were to bottle the essence of a visit to Babylonstoren, sans alcohol, this delightful aperitif is very much what you’d expect. Bitterlekker is a unique, lightly sparkling infusion of blood orange with a secret blend of botanicals from the garden, capturing the spirit of the Cape Floral landscape in each sophisticated sip. Prettily packaged in Delft-patterned cardboard six-packs, the shapely 100ml glass bottles are a design statement in themselves.

Bitterlekker hour

Babylonstoren Bitterlekker Summer Drink

It’s a moment to yourself in a busy day – thirst-quenching after a beach swim or a round of padel, ideal for sundowners – Bitterlekker hour can be any time of day. It’s tempting to swig delicately from the seriously cute bottles, enjoying the tactile twist pattern of the glass. But the full bouquet of bitter and lekker aromas come into their own when the aperitif is poured over crushed ice and those hints of herbs, citrus and aromatics, underpinned by the deep warmth of honeybush, hit your nose as well as your tastebuds. Elegantly palate-teasing in the way of a G+T or Campari, with a character all its own and zero alcohol, Bitterlekker is a wonderfully refreshing aperitif for sophisticated summer sipping.

From the garden to your door

Babylonstoren Bitterlekker In The Garden

Babylonstoren’s online shop delivers beautifully packaged farm-fresh items in selected areas in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg – everything from freshly baked breads and pastries to buffalo-milk yoghurt, fresh farm eggs, meats, cheeses, recipe packs, soups and sauces, wine, olive oil, raw honey, baked goods and sumptuous scented spoils. And, of course, Bitterlekker six-packs…

Bitterlekker January offer

Babylonstoren Bitterlekker January Offer

For the month of January 2024, you’ll receive a free six-pack of Bitterlekker with every three packs you purchase from Babylonstoren’s online shop or on Babylonstoren farm.

Cost R135 (per six-pack)
Good to know Delivery is free nationwide. Next-day delivery is available in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria
Contact details 021 300 3919,
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Time of publication: 01 January 2024